Thursday, July 7, 2011

Snakes on a train!

Yes its true this is no Hollywood movie!! - Railway officials have discovered snakes on a train in Vietnam - highly venomous king cobras in bags under a seat.

Railroad official Pham Quynh says passengers were terrified when four cloth bags containing the writhing cobras were spotted Friday. The snakes were alive but had their mouths stitched shut. The exact number of snakes was unclear.

Security staff removed the cobras, which were likely destined for restaurants in Hanoi. Their owner apparently escaped in the chaos. Snake meat is considered a delicacy in Vietnam, but cobras are protected by law.

The cobras were given to forest rangers who released them into the wild on Saturday after no one claimed them.

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